ST. JOSEPH of ARIMATHEA – Patron of Funeral Directors
Joseph served Jesus in secret for fear of persecution by the Jewish council but was not present for His crucifixion. Once he heard the news, he was able to receive permission from Pontius Pilate to take His body and bury it. Joseph soon had a tomb built and laid Jesus’s body within it.
Patronage: Funeral directors
Feast Day: March 17
Memorial Day Mar 17